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Do you want to enrich your yoga practice and at the same time discover a part of south Sri Lanka? Do you want to work on your wellbeing, have the freedom to relax or explore, and enjoy a wonderful holidays away from the big tourist crowds? This retreat is just for you! Enjoy two daily yoga sessions, evening meditation, delicious healthy vegetarian food, and lots of free time to explore the surroundings or just relax around the swimming pool or at the beach.
The beautiful beach front property is held by a Sri Lankan family who will make you feel right at home. The villa has four basic guestrooms, a huge living room, a lovely veranda, and an upstairs terrace with amazing views over the ocean. Each room has its own attached bathroom, and either air-conditioning or fan. You will have access to your own swimming pool and the beach is just across the road!
This retreat is open to all levels. VIP Yoga BCN doesn't impose any specific yoga style so they can adapt the classes to your individual’s needs. VIP Yoga BCN will also make time the go beyond the merely physical part of yoga and you will explore other practices such as Thai yoga massage.
Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on planned excursions and retreat needs. Check-in as from 2:00 p.m. with welcome meeting at 4 p.m. and gentle yoga session to recover from your journey. Check-out at 11:00 a.m. after breakfast.
Besides daily yoga and meditation sessions, VIP Yoga BCN includes the following activities:
Elke is passionate about yoga, food, and traveling. She has been in India several times to study yoga and deepen her practice. Her goal is to share the joy of yoga and to adapt the practice of yoga to individual needs. After having lived and taught in several countries, Elke has now spread out her mat in Barcelona. There she founded VIP Yoga BCN, offering private and personalized yoga classes. She has an advanced 500 hours teacher's degree in Hatha and Vinyasa, experience in many other styles and teachings, including yoga therapy and a Thai yoga massage certification.
The retreat will be held at the Sea Spray Villa, located in Akuralla. This small village is situated in between Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa (famous for its beautiful reefs) and only 30 minutes away from Galle.
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All meals served during the retreat are vegetarian and lovingly prepared by the hostess. Breakfast will generally consist of fresh seasonal fruits, curd or milk, bread, yam, eggs, and thee. Dinner will consist mainly of home-style Sri Lankan food such as vegetables, rice, and different vegetable curries with some Western treats. There will be a cooking class so you can learn how to make a traditional Sri Lankan curry.
You can enjoy extra activities. Reservation and payment at the retreat:
VIP Yoga BCN can also help you out with airport transfers and other travel needs.
During this retreat, you can book Ayurveda treatments and massages for an additional cost. Reservation and payment are upon arrival.
Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). From the airport, VIP Yoga BCN can arrange a private transport to the villa for additional costs (around 50 USD and 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours travel time).
From Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), you can take a bus to Colombo town and then change to another bus that travels along the coastal road to Galle and stops in front of the villa (in between 4 and 6 USD and around 6 to 7 hours travel time in total for a great adventure). Also, if you are coming from another place in Sri Lanka, VIP Yoga BCN will be happy to help you out to and indicate you how to come with public transport.